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Single Degree of Freedom System-Video Simulation

  1. Nov 18, 2006 #1
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  3. Nov 18, 2006 #2


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    You should be a bit more specific about what exactly your problem is.
  4. Nov 18, 2006 #3


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    jrm2002 -- please provide a better post.
  5. Nov 18, 2006 #4
    For one thing, this is harmonic motion with one degree of freedom.

    Also, the initial conditions are:

    x(0) ~= 4.45m

    [tex] \dot {x(0)} ~= 0.6 m/s [/tex]

    I do not like this demonstration. They should have their neutral axis about the equilibrium position, not at around 4.5. They need to do a coordinate transformation.

    You can easily see that this is a single degree of freedom by applying Gruebler's equation.
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2006
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